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take a look at it. and i will certainly not hesitate to call president obama if i think we need more than we have. >> it's unreal. >> reporter: from the air you can get a sense of how big the fire has grown. this is new video from a national guard plane. the fire has grown to 150,000 acres of forestland. more than 4,000 homes and other buildings are in danger still and firefighters are also working to save two giant sequoia growths. >> those trees were up to 2,000 years old. we have the crews trying to save them. we'll backburn through them. put in sprinkler systems. >> reporter: the rim fire moved in to yosemite park over the weekend. although firefighters don't believe the fire will reach the valley itself. the bigger concern is controlling the southern and when edges of the fire to stop it -- western edges of the fire to stop it from spreading to other communities. >> there's a lot of folks that live up here. we're putting a lot of effort to keep the fire as far away as we can. >> reporter: meanwhile san francisco's ter supply is in jeopardy. flames are still moving toward hetch h
progress. the fire's up 20% contained. president obama and governor brown are involved. the governor toured the area today. president obama called governor brown yesterday, offering federal support if needed. richard sharp is near the fire line. we hear about the damage and the fire. tonight, we hear about the people. >> reporter: the last drop of the day for this tanker, before darkness forces the tanker away from the fire line. during the night, crews on the ground try to contain the flames. people watch the helicopters fortify the fire breaks this afternoon. saying the smoke from the fire is affecting them. >> in the morning, heavy, thick smoke. hard to breathe. >> reporter: along highway 108, people watch the fire creep closer. diana lives nearby. her son and expectant wife live closer to the fire line. does it make you nervous? >> very nervous. for them. >> reporter: helicopters fill the sky. for helicopters can make quicker trips. that helicopter right there is called a sky crane. they're coming in cycles because the fire is just over the hill. we look, there's another one, right ther
. president obama will not meet with president putin in moscow. what the white house is telling us about the reasons behind this move. >>> we wanted him to be here for the race. that was unfortunate. >> what team artemis is doing today after a very emotional yacht race on the bay. ♪ [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be great if all devices had backup power? the chevrolet volt does. it's ingeniously designed to seamlessly switch from electricity to gas to extend your driving range. no wonder volt is america's best-selling plug-in. that's american ingenuity to find new roads. ♪ the 2013 volt. charge ahead of the rest in the hov lane. ♪ >>> plenty of low clouds in place. there will be a little bit of sunshine later. temperatures will continue to kind of cool down a little bit. look for 60s, even 70s well inland. >>> welcome back. people living in the south bay, if you have complained that the drinking water smells bad, well you have nothing to worry about. according to the california water service company. cal water blames the supplier of the water, santa clara water district. they say t
at the stores that were robbed and how there may be a connection. >> president obama on the move. where he's headed this morning and the proposals he's pushing to make college more affordable. >> good morning. right now traffic is doing pretty well in many areas. we have trouble spots. san mateo bridge slow now getting out to the span. more about that coming up. >> we have plenty of low clouds in place and a cooler pattern. almost good-bye to the thunderstorms. the rim fire is really taking a turn for the worst. [ female announcer ] jump-start your day with mcdonald's dollar menu at breakfast. home of the irresistible sausage burrito. ♪ and freshly brewed premium roast coffee you love. plus other amazing tastes for just a dollar each. ♪ every day, as always, there's a lot to love for a little on mcdonald's dollar menu. ♪ >>> time now 7:13. we have breaking news. a shooting violence happening in san francisco. brian flores is on the situation right now. this just happened a short while ago. what happened out there in san francisco? >> reporter: we're still learning to piece that toget
obama cancelled his one on one visit with vladimir putin next month the latest in a series of setbacks between the two countries. the tanslation follow's russia's decision to grant asylum to edward snowden, accused of leaking national security agency secrets. mr. obama will still attend the g20 summit in russia. >>> next round of the america's cup where they stand in the semifinal races. >> a home ownership is, you know, the quintessential element of the american dream. >> how the housing market takes center stage in the president's southern california tour. >> and leaden overcast in the bay area giving way to a peak of sunshine out there. the numbers warmer than yesterday and we are beginning a warm trend. i'll explain what that is, it's been so long, after a break coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, online interview with the he buying website, zillow. "homeownership is the quintessential element of t >>> the president is continuing his tour of southern california and participating in an online interview with the home buying website sill low. ska home ownership is the quintessential america
that played in president obama's decision to not meet with russian president vladimir putin. >>> plus -- a house of horrors comes crashing down. and who showed up to watch today's demolition? >>> a pit stop for bay area travelers is now a crime scene. we're learning more about the violent death in a usually peaceful area. >>> plus, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of maintenance at golden gate park is at a standstill. the reason projects are on hold. these stories and more, coming up. >>> the cleveland house where three women were imprisoned and raped for years has been demolished. ariel castro's home was torn down as one of the survivors looked on. castro's house was filled with horrific memories, but now it's been reduced to rubble. >> for ten years, this house was a secret prison of a psychopath named castro. >> the prosecutor who sent ariel castro to prison said today's demolition was a testament to the victims and their will to survive. michelle knight, amanda berry and gina dejesus endured a decade of abuse inside. knight was there again today and released a bouquet of bal
in this rare press conference, president obama talked about edward snowden's admitted leaks of classified n-s-a documents. >> obamas speaking. given the history of abuse by governments - it is right to ask questions about surveillance - particularly as technology is reshaping every aspect of our lives its not enough for me as president to have confidence in these programs, the american people need to have confidence in them as well >>the president outlined four new steps to ensure government programs won't be among them: working with congress to reform the section of the patriot act that deals with records. transparency. snowden also looms large in a new chill between the u-s and russia. the first time, why he canceled a one-on-one with president vladimir putin -- saying the u-s and russia were not making progress on a host of issues. >> obamas speaking. >> "ive encouraged putin to think forward as opposed to backwards w/mixed success. the president also spoke about the recent u.s. embassy and consulate closings throughout the middle east and north africa. that were prompted by fears of al
. >>> this is one photo op we won't be seeing anytime soon, president obama cancersfulling the scheduled one on -- canceling the scheduled oneon one meeting with russian president vladimir putin. it could be payback for moscow's decision to grant asylum to edward snowden. obama will still attend the g20 summit in russia next month. >>> if you want to get in the fourth largest lottery jackpot in history up one hour. people were lining up for tickets to the powerball drawing estimated at $425 million. that's if you take the 30 annual payouts. the lump sum, that's $245 million before taxes. ticket sales stop at 7:00. the drawing is at 8:00. your chance of winning, 1 in 175 million. so good luck on that. >>> the moto x is coming and i'll tell you about the features that could bruise apple and steal away iphone users coming up. >> and tesla stock hits warp speed even though the bay area carmaker said it is still losing money. ,, goodnight. thanks, olivia. thank you. so you can make a payment from your cell to almost anyone's phone or email. (speaking french) so you can express your gratitude... i
on the ongoing bloody crackdown in cairo, president obama today called on both sides to cease-fire. however, he did not take the strongest action possible, which would be pulling u.s. aid. nbc bay area's steve handlesman has the latest from washington. >> reporter: president obama walked a thin line as he came to the music on martha's vineyard. he condemned the crackdown by egypt's military. >> we deplore violence against civilians. we support universal rights essential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. >> reporter: but mr. obama suggested many egyptians, maybe a majority, i wanted the army to oust elected president mow ham mid-morsi and wanted the protests by pro-morsi backers ended but he said egyptians and he are horrified by 500-plus dead and by protesters killing cops and attacking christians. >> we call on the egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully and con dent attacks that we've seen by protesters, including on churches. >> reporter: the president could have gone further. he coul
to be mid gated. dealt with and we want to make sure that the forest is replanted. >> president obama called governor brown on sunday offering federal help of the more than 3600 firefighters so far only 2 have received minor injuries. this is abc 7 news. >> this is what remains of the berkeley family camp. the campground buildings reduced to ashessa#m÷ yesterday when flames over ran the site. it has been a vacation spot for berkeley residents for 91 years. look at what it looked like just days ago on the 11. on the right see the devastation caused by the fire. berkeley officials are assessing the damage they say 2 words too early to think about rebuildin rebuilding. we receive pictures from people who visit enjoying the camp over the years. if this was taken three 3 summers ago if you have picture or stories from previous trip to the camp send them to us at kg o dash tv.com. >> concern growing tonight that the rim fire could affectír san francisco about power supply. assessment team from san francisco public utility commission is heading to the reservoir to see if flames hav
-federal legislation sharply oun the rise during the obama -- sharply on the rise during the obama administration. mr. millhiser, get us started what kind of laws? guest: you have to go back to the early terrorist of the united states to understand what we are talking about so once upon a time we were 13 colonies and when we won the revolutionary war these were really 13 different countries. the supreme court was very aggressive about 100 years ago. there was a question of whether some things like social security would be constitutional. now you are seeing some states who are saying they want to go back on that deal when they made when they became a union. the states should be allowed to overrule federal laws they don't like. that's a serious problem. james madison at one point warned if we allow this it could bring an end to the union because if federal law isn't supreme and the constitution says it is the supreme law of the land, we aren't a union in meaningful sense. host: what laws are we talking about? guest: across a whole host of policy areas, whether it be health care, resistance to obamacare
. >> president obama canceled his meeting with russian president putin next month in moscow. >> he didn't like putin's demands the summit be held shirtless. >> three power ball tickets match in last night's drawing. >> china, throwing passengers from their seats. 23 were injured. >> hugging christian renaldo. >> uh-oh, he's feeling it. the big finish. >> and all that matters. >> caretakers implementing an innovative way to keep vegetation under control. they're bringing on the goats. >> on "cbs this morning." >> if the president wanted to hurt putin, he would have said he was coming and stood him up. trust me, that hurts the most. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is on asignment so anthony mason is with us. as you're waking up in the west a wildfire is racing across southern california threatening about half a dozen communities. 1,500 people have been evacuated. several homes burned. >> so far, three people are hurt. the silver fire broke out about 80 miles east of los angeles. ben tracy is at the scene in cabazon. >> reporter: anthony and norah, good morn
for today's march on washington. president obama will be attending the ceremony and he will be joined by former presidents carter and clinton. mr. obama considers the historic event of 1963 to be a seminal event. he says the anniversary is a good time to reflect on how far the country has come and still has to go. 50 years later a bay area man remains dedicated to making sure everyone is treated equal. i had a chance to sit down with cecil williams as he reflected on the march on washington. >> i have a dream today. >> reporter: those are words forever ingrained in our country's history, martin luther king, jr. august 28, 1963, in front of a quarter of a million people at the link congress memorial inspired a nation. >> i knew that this man was going to do something magnificent. >> reporter: williams was there. >> i was just taken back completely because i never seen that many people come together and for a cause that touched my life because of the pigmentation of my skin. there were people who said you can't do it. you're black. no matter what you've accomplished you still can't be t
in washington say they'd rather cause a government shut down than pay for president obama's health care law. as ktvu's kyla campbell reports from our washington d.c. news room, these lawmakers are preparing for fiscal fights this fall. >> reporter: house republicans signed this letter sent to house speaker, john boehner, they say obama care is the reason workers around the country are seeing their hours get cut. mostly tea party backed conservatives want boehner to avoid a budget plan that would help implement the president's health care law. congress is on recess this month. several republican lawmakers at home are holding town halls to put obama care in the spotlight. >> if the republican party, republican lawmakers go out and make a case to the american people that obama care is hurting them, it's costing jobs, having hours cut back on their work, we can go out and win this fight. >> reporter: a new budget is needed by september 30th and october 1st, the health care exchange is open, so people can start shopping for insurance through obama care. this could become a high stakes political
on the today toward the kicks off today and we're learning more about the secrets of the nsa. what the obama administration is saying about prying on americas ♪ i, i got it, i got it made ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say [ male announcer ] nothing better than a subway bacon, egg & cheese with avocado made before your eyes. subway. eat fresh. a developing story near yosemite. where a wildfire is burning out of control this morning. and continues to threaten 25-hundred homes. the "rim fire" is only about five-percent contained. so far, it has burned more than 25-square miles in the stanislaus national forest. the area is fairly remote, but it has led to the evacuation of thousands of people from campgrounds and private homes. kron four has a crew in the area and will bring you up to date on the wildfire live new this morning. the 16-year-old girl who was kidnapped by a family friend is saying that she exchanged texts with the man before she was captured. search warrants have said that hannah anderson exchanged about 13-phone calls with
obama is canceling plans to meet with russian president putin in moscow next month in retribution for russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to national security age leaker edward snowden. the white house says president obama still will attend the group of 20 economic summit in st. peterburg, shalala, -- russia, but has no plan to meet with putin. >> the home the scene of a heinous crime came crashing down in a few seconds. we will show you. >> a look outside from our camera, you can see the embarcadero center and the gray clouds. you cannot see quite >> you can see the embarcadero center. you can see the to which the building. the marine layer moved up to 2,500' so visibility is better. the extra 500' has more moisture. so we have drizzle for the commute. temperatures today from four degrees cooler in san francisco to six degrees in oakland and eight in san jose and napa and redwood city and live more, ten to 11 degrees cooler-than-average. storms are moving away from us and more storms are possible. a last lightning and thunder we will track tomorrow. high fire danger there
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killing himself. this morning the obama administration is saying they have little doubt they used chemical weapons on attack and civilian and soldiers at least 100 people are killed the president however not yet decided on how to respond. this just in syria has agreed to allow the un to visit the site. >> tens of thousands of people converged on the national mall in washington, d.c. to mark the 50th anniversary of martin luther king jr. i have a dream speech. sat's event was this part activist who endured fire hoses and police brutality in the fight for equality for african- american. the only surviving speaker from the event, congressman john lewis said king's vision includes everyone. >> it doesn't matter whether we're black or white, latino, asian america or native american. it doesn't matter whether we're straight or gay, we're one people -- >> the actual anniversary is wednesday, that is when president obama will speak from the steps of the lincoln memorial along with former president bill clinton and jimmy carter. close tore home, hundreds of people marched in san jose, they walked a
and cooperation with the united nations. the u-s is increasing its president obama is considering a military response to the assad government's alleged use of chemical weapons. but the president says moving too quickly is problematic. fourth navy warship has been however there have been no syria. a memorial service for the mother and brother of hannah anderson, who were killed by a family will be held today at a san diego-area church. the service for christina and ethan anderson will be held in santee and is open to the public. the bodies of christina and ethan were found at the home of james dimaggio who set it on fire earlier this month. dimaggio was killed by f-b- i agents on august 10th in the six-day search. authorities have declined to discuss a possible motive in the deaths. just convicted and just sentenced. private bradley manning wants to change from a from man to a woman. while in military prison. manning is about to serve a 35-year prison sentence for leaking mounds of classified military information to wikileaks. and he says he wants to get hormone treatments while in prison. ma
. >> reporter: president obama who arrived home sunday from camp david received regular briefings all weekend from his security team. u.s. embassies and consulates were shut down sunday primarily in muslim countries from africa to south asia. officials are fully aware it was 15 years ago this week al qaeda bombed two u.s. embassies in east africa. and just last september islamic extremists killed four americans in attacks on two u.s. facilities in benghazi. now, in addition to the chatter, there are other factors also suggesting an attack could be coming. a u.s. drone strike recently killed a deputy commander of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. the group openly vowed revenge. just in the past week, the leader of al qaeda publicly called for new attacks on american. charlie, norah. >> bob thanks. national security analyst juan zarate is with us. he served for president george bush. good morning. we know it's both specific and vague. we know it sounds like the chatter before 9/11. what is the president getting? what kind of information and what kind of options does he h
for is the order interest president obama. five guided missile destroyers in the eastern med loaded with as many as 50 tomb map hawk missiles each. we're told all the potential targets have been downloaded into those missile warheads. those targets would include the command and control center for syria's chemical weapons sites and the delivery systems is like artillery, rockets and other devices, airplanes, air strips, but president obama has made it clear that this is not an attack intended to overturn the regime, regime is not is the target. it's limited and tailored, according to the president himself, lester. >> limited and tailored, you might even call it a hit and run attack. how effective in the past have those kind of attacks been? >> reporter: history shows, lester, they're not very effective, particularly when you're up against a strong military power in the region like syria. the most famous of those ineffective attacks i guess you could say happened in 1998 when president bill clinton launched a series of cruise missiles at slaum in afghanistan only to find that three years later, on
appear closer to taking military action against syria. president obama talked with british prime minister david cameron on the phone about their options. both leaders expressed grave concern about the use of nerve gas last wednesday by the syrian government. in an attempt to gain international support the regime is accusing the rebels of using chemical weapons on soldiers. the government released video of what it calls is a rebel hideout loaded with explosives, gas masks and plastic jugs used to build bombs. chuck hagel discussed the crisis. he refused to discuss what military action president obama might take. but he did outline the factors that could determine the type of response. >> the facts, what our intelligence assessment produces, law, legal issues, international support. >> hagel will spend eight days in asia with stops in indonesia and the philippines. a new reuters poll shows almost 60% of americans do not want to get involved in syrias war. of those that do, 12% support air strikes. 1 1% supported enforcing a no fly zone. , 9% support funding a multinational innovation and 4%
this morning president obama is calling on congress to turn the page on what he calls the bubble and bust mentality that led to the housing market's collapse. in his weekly address, mr. obama announced steps he plans to take to strengthen the housing market. the president said it's time to build on progress being made by creating a better bargain for responsible middle class homeowners. >> congress should give every american the chance to refinance at today's low rates. we should help more qualified families get a mortgage and buy their first home. we should get construction workers back on the job, rebuilding communities hit hardest by the crisis. and we should make sure that folks who don't want to buy a home have a decent, affordable place to rent. >>> president obama is proposing to phase out mortgage giants fannie mae and freddy mac so private capital can play a bigger role in mortgages. he said the country must preserve access to 30 year fixed-rate mortgages. >>> officials in marin county and sonoma counties are urging people to vaccinate their norse west nile virus. a chicken has t
's a little later. >> thank you, lisa. it's 6:31 right now. >>> new this morning president obama is calling on congress to turn the page on what he calls the bubble-and-bust mentality that led to the housing market's collapse. in his weekly address, mr. obama announced steps he plans to take to strengthen the housing market. the president said it's time to build on progress being made by creating a better bargain for responsible middle class homeowners. >> congress should give every american the chance to refinance at today's low rates. we should help more qualified families get a mortgage and buy their first home. we should get construction workers back on the job, rebuilding communities hit hardest by the crisis. and we should make sure that folks who don't want to buy a home have a decent, affordable place to rent. >>> president obama is proposing to phase out mortgage giants fannie mae and freddy mac so private capital can play a bigger role in mortgages. he said the country must preserve access to 30 year fixed-rate mortgages. >> if you are headed outdoors this weekend, san jose will h
around labor day, is calling on president obama to the white house interns in order to set an example for other government agencies and private employers. according to the white house website, it's internships are unpaid housing isn't provided and in turn should expect to work at least monday through friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. >>george: looking at the bridges of the bay bridge westbound the backup reaches to west grand avenue and 18 to 20 minute commute time. less from the nimitz freeway. your ride to the san mateo bridge is a good commute. still haven't seen much of an increase in the drive time. golden gate bridge 101 southbound foggy again but a small commute a bolt from and through marin county print whatever to the weather center to see if any more thundershowers are possible. here is their corporate >>erica: looks like we saw most of the activity yesterday. we saw quite a show around the bay area thousands of lightning strikes within a short period most of that activity was along the san mateo county line. most activity is over the ocean closer the monterey county. right no
th anniversary of the many marching on washington joining president obama and former president clinton and jimmy carter remembering martin luther king j "i have a dream" teach with munitions -- musicians scheduled. >> an attorney for george zimmerman will ask the state of florida to cover up to $300,000 of his legal spends -- expenses. the lawyer says the law requires the state to pay all legal costs because he was acquitted of all charges after a five week trial in the shooting of trayvon martin. >> the mcmansion is back after downsizing during the recession the average size of a new home in the united states is now larger than ever. the "wall street journal" reports new homes are now a record 2,642 square feet larger than the record of 2,561 square feet in usually 23 -- 2009. home builders can make more money helping to pay for the rising cost of land and the bay area is included in the new trend and according to a recent housing report, the san jose sunnyvale and santa clara markets saw the 4th biggest increase in home sizes in the nation with a 15 percent jump. >> the numbe
the existence of nsa surveillance programs. meantime, president obama is inviting a bipartisan group of lawmakers to the white house today to discuss their concerns about the national security agency's surveillance programs. the top democrats and republicans on the house and senate intelligence panels will attend. the meeting comes as lawmakers concerned about privacy are pushing to rein in the n-s-a's authority. obama's national security team is arguing to keep its surveillance powers intact while acknowledging some limitations appear inevitable. we will be right back. get on board for better sleep. it's sleep train's interest-free for 3 event! get 3 years interest-free financing on beautyrest black, stearns & foster serta icomfort even tempur-pedic. plus, get free delivery and sleep train's 100-day low price guarantee. you'll never find an interest rate lower than sleep train's interest-free for 3 event, on now! superior service best selection, lowest price guaranteed! ♪ sleep train ♪ ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ eat cake. good morning. welcome back to kron4
and consulates. president obama addressed the ongoing threat in an unusual venue for something so serious. the tonight show with jay leno. >> this radical violent extremism is still out there. and we have to stay on top of it. >> and security officials in yemen say suspected u.s. drone strikes have killed 7 alleged al qaeda militants in southern yemen. this comes after american and british diplomatic staff members were airlifted out of that country yesterday. >>> the justice department has filed criminal charges in the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the complaint is sealed. so it's not clear how many suspects are charged but they include a man identified as the head of a libyan militia. last september's attack killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. >>> a father makes a plea to his former friend to return his daughter back safely. 40-year-old james dimaggio is suspected of killing christina anderson. her body was found dead in a burned-out rubble of his home in san diego county sunday night. a child's body was found in the rubble. investigators
and how the mayor says she will tackle the violence. >> during his california visit, how president obama addressed the new threats from al qaeda. >> probably the best experience you will have on an android phone. >> the new high-tech features never seen before in a smartphone. ,, ♪ [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be great if all devices had backup power? the chevrolet volt does. it's ingeniously designed to seamlessly switch from electricity to gas to extend your driving range. no wonder volt is america's best-selling plug-in. that's american ingenuity to find new roads. ♪ the 2013 volt. charge ahead of the rest in the hov lane. ♪ but tonight - their family planning yet another funera >>> our other little cousin just got shot on ney street and so we was all -- they all was gonna stay out here until after his funeral was over. >> tonight the family planning another funeral this time for a 1-year-old boy caught in the crossfire. people living in one of oakland's toughest areas say they have had enough of the gun violence. drew jackson is the second child killed in oakland this month.
have passed only 26 bills for president obama to sign into law. >> talk about a mad dash, members of congress leaving the capital, grabbing their bags and heading home for five week vacation. gone and time to pass big pieces for the country. >> you work until you get it all done. >> vacationing in the nation's capital. some can't believe it. >> average workingman is two weeks of vacation. >> look at the calendar. once they return, the house will have just nine working days before the end of the budget year. senate just a few more. >> my goodness. list of important things that can be done in the congress is as long as my arm. >> the senate met only for 96 working days. they were out of session for 53 disdays. house worked 102 days. worry, we are headed to another fiscal cliff. we tried to talk to several members but none wanted to stop to talk about the paid five weeks totaling nine million dollars in salary. >> the entire time? >> on the house side, democrats complain the republicans aren't getting anything done but they are still headed home. as for the speaker. >> it's after vac
: president obama says snowden is not a patriot and cannot be characterized as a whistle-blower. during his first press conference in months this past friday, president obama said snowden had other avenues if he had concerns and leaking nsa information has put the u.s. at risk. president obama said if snowden believes what he did was right, he should return to the u.s. and make his case in court. snowden's father says the opinions of politicians don't matter to him. >> he's sacrificed than the president of the united states and peter king have evers. so how they cluz to characterize him -- choose to characterize him doesn't concern me. >> reporter: what republicans on capitol hill have to say about that when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. the sentencing of convicted spy bradley manning begins today. later today, the army private's defense team is expected to call the first of more than a dozen witnesses. manning is expected to make a statement between now and wednesday? he faces up to 90 years in prison for disclosing classified information while working as a
while they were attending a separate demonstration in oakland. >>> president obama paid tribute to workers in his weekly address. >> we'll come together as a nation to honor some of our own. the working men and women of america who across the generations built this country up and helped make us who we are today. >> the president said labor day is a reminder that many americans have seen their wages stagnate while corporate profits soar. they want to end poverty and it's the highest priority. >>> now, rosemary is saying these a slight chance of rain coming into the bay area today. >> i'd love to take it out. it's a nuisance. it's a slim chance so why are we talking about it? it's a holiday weekend and a lot of people have plans outdoor. i don't want you to get caught off guard. i'm giving you a look outside our doors right now. we'll get to the rain chance in a moment. let's talk about what's happening outside your days. it's a beautiful start to the day. we have low clouds, inside the bay, here at oakland we're starting out mostly cloudy. it is a clear start for many in the morn
't know if he'll be taking them. and president barack obama has scheduled a press conference for this afternoon. live in washington, kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. former nsa contractor edward snowden may be living in a luxury townhouse in a gated community outside moscow. according to a russian newspaper, snowden could be staying in this high security development. it's surrounded by thick walls and bashed wire. reportedly the development has a golf course and a yacht club. the russian government has not said publicly where snowden is living after granting him asylum for one year. >>> and former secretary of state condoleezza rice says she supports president obama's decision to cancel a meeting with russian president sad mere put -- vladimir putin last month after what she called russia's slap in the face to u.s. when they gave asylum to snowden. rice is an expert on russia and is a political science professor at stanford university. >>> a man accused of a deadly shooting rampage is a former member of an all male dance team for the dallas mavericks. he is accuse
:30. >>> president obama today promised changes to the government's controversial phone surveillance program. jacqueline reports from washington and how too much transparency can be dangerous. >> america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. >> reporter: president obama said he will work with congress to improve privacy protections within the national security agency's surveillance programs. part of the changes will better explain to the public how they work. changes include a new website, new oversight, more transparency, and an independent group reviewing the programs. intelligence groups will continue to assess phone records domestically and internationally. >> all of the steps are designed to ensure the american people can trust that our efforts are in line with our interests and values. >> reporter: spokesmen from republican house speaker john boehner said the president has been quiet on the controversial programs for too long. while transparency is important, he said it must not compromise the program. the priority must be saving american lives, in the saving face. the presid
clown mocked president obama. >> plenty of clouds around the bay area, lots of sunshine and warmer weather coming our way. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and it's back-to-work monday. very slow over at the bay bridge toll plaza. i'll have a complete look at your drive into work in just a few minutes. [ male announcer ] what is performance? 0 to 60? or 60 to 0? [ tires screech ] how a car performs in a quarter-mile? [ engine revs ] or a quarter-century? is performance about the joy of driving? or the importance... of surviving. to us, performance is not about doing one thing well. it is about doing everything well. because in the end... everything matters. the best or nothing. that is what drives us. [ hero mom ] oh, yeah. we're gettin' cereal. 'cause over 40 general mills cereals are 130 calories or less per serving. just look for the g. boom! that's how nutrition is done, people. [ laughs ] ♪ [ female announcer ] hey ladies. you love it. you've got to have it. cinnamon toast crunch, 'cause that cinnamon and sugar is so irresistible. everybody craves those crazy squares.® j
of president obama's healthcare reform law, which will require all americans to have health insurance. >>> it's 6:07 now. bay area commuters could be on the verge of another transit strike. by more than a two-to-one margin, transit workers voted against a deal that would have given them a nearly 10% pay raise and improved health and safety conditions. negotiators reached the agreement with management 12 days ago, an hour before they were set to go on strike. union officials say the negotiating committee is discussing what to do next. >>> the threat of the strike comes as b.a.r.t. workers still haven't agreed to a new contract. a judge ordered a 60-day cooling-off period last weekend which delayed the possibility of another strike until october. both sides last met on august 10th. b.a.r.t. officials and union leaders say they remain far apart on many issues, including pay and benefits. >>> the driver of a ford pickup involved in a hit-and-run that killed a man in san jose remains on the loose this morning. it happened near harriet avenue saturday night. ashes from police flares were still visi
out whether it was really poisonous gas. >> president obama has asked the defense department to prepare options. >> reporter: from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> good morning. monday has arrived. it's august 26. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. we're following several developing stories as you wake up this morning. the bay bridge closes in just two days to put the finishing touches on the new eastern span before it opens to the public. the five-day closure begins wednesday night so other bay area bridges and roads will get crowded. >>> today u.n. everyone inspectors will begin -- united nations inspectors will begin an investigation of chemical weapons outside damascus. independent analysts say more than 300 people died last week from toxic gas. rebel forces blame government troops a claim the governor denies. >>> the wildfire near yosemite national park is burning out of control. flames are jumping from treetop to treetop. "rim" fire
president obama, over the weekend, the president vetoed a ruling to prevent the import and sale of older version iphones and ipads because of a copyright infringement. it is day four of a blackout at cbs and cable including show time for millions in new york, los angeles and dallas. knockses have stalled in a dispute with cable, over retransmission fees with the black out starting friday with no end in sight. >> the buddy comedy, with denzel and wahlberg is in first place. wolverine, the x man franchise was in second place. that is america's money. have a >> covering benicia, san ramon, san mateo, and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good monday morning. this is the oakland maze. traffic is light and doing fine. bart strike has been averted for now. after the governor post laughs minute intervention. for now, bart trains are normal but today more people may hit the roads and drive not knowing what was going to happen. right now you can see it looks fine but leyla gulen will keep a chose cry on the bay area roadways and let you know if there is extra volume. >> the san mateo county she
for sro's or single room occupancies which will be honored by president obama in september. >> schools educate people in single room occupancies. >> our thanks to everyone who attended tonight's meeting. if your group would like to team up with abc7 to host our next meeting just go to our community page at abc7news.com/community and click on the abc7 listens meeting. we will share the stories we learned about tonight on the news. >> you may be able to hear the cheering on the peninsula after a big win for the belmont redwood shores little league team. with a score of 3-2 they defeated a team from chula vista and swept the regional series. the game was in san bernadino and a viewing party was held in belmont. tonight's win means they take the top seed as they enter the semifinals on friday. this has been a lot of fun to watch the series. >> and boy they played fantastic. >>> let's get a check on the forecast right now. >> meteorologist sandhya patel is here. >> hi, dan and carolynment -- carolyn. summer is making a return. we do have some changes coming as we head into the weekend. live
which will be honored by president obama in september. >> schools educate people in single room occupancies. >> our thanks to everyone who attended tonight's meeting. if your group would like to team up with abc7 to host our next meeting just go to our community page at abc7news.com/community and click on the abc7 listens meeting. we will share the stories we learned about tonight on the news. >> you may be able to hear the cheering on the peninsula after a big win for the belmont redwood shores little league team. with a score of 3-2 they defeated a team from chula vista and swept the regional series. the game was in san bernadino and a viewing party was held in belmont. tonight's win means they take the top seed as they enter the semifinals on friday. this has been a lot of fun to watch the series. >> and boy they played fantastic. >>> let's get a check on the forecast right now. >> meteorologist sandhya patel is here. >> hi, dan and carolynment -- carolyn. summer is making a return. we do have some changes com hea. live doppler 7hd is showing the low clouds around the coast a
the middle east, asia and africa. make sure you stay with kron4 today at noon. president obama will answer questions about the terror alert that prompted the closing of more than 20 u-s embassies and consulates in the middle east. we will carry that news conference on our 24-7 news >>erica: welcome back to the kron4 morning news. mild temperatures as we have into the afternoon print some eighties are far inland spot for it san jose getting about 77 degrees. we are expecting further warming. that's coming up in my later report. >>james:. at 426. a quick market update. stocks ended slightly higher breaking a three day losing streak. here's how the numbers looked at the close of business. nasdaq gained 15 and the the dow added 27 points closing at 15,498. the nasdaq also up 15 points. and the s and p 500 was up >>james: the federal communications commission is expected to oppose limits on how much companies can charge inmates for phone calls. the sec is that-will address the issue today that inmates' families asked it to address a decade ago. the sec that that the vote is on a proposal to lim
bit later. >>> and there is a controversy at the state fair pap rodeo clown donned a president obama mask and then announcers openly mocked. well, residents and policies on both sides of the aisle are not happy. details on that. >>> breaking news near orlando this morning. a sinkhole causing a resort to partially collapse. our nbc affiliate is in orlando this morning. marina, good morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning. quite the scare for guests here. this resort is about 6 miles out from walt disneyworld. many of the guests coming back from the night after spending all day at the parks and once they got into their room they reported hearing popping noises, window shattering. emergency crews here in minutes and evacuating all 36 guest from two buildings affected by this sinkhole, and all of them accounted for and thankfully no injuries reported. the elevator was the first part to go once the ground gave way and about 3:00 this morning the west wing of one of the buildings also tearing away from the rest of the structure. >> what are you hearing from officials about
's government used chemical weapons in an attack that left more than 1,000 people dead. president obama called that attack very troublesome. he also said action by the u.s. may not solve the conflict in syria. >> what we've seen indicates this is clearly a big event. of grave concern. and we are already in communications with the entire international community. we're moving through the u.n. to try to prompt better action from them. and we've called on the syrian government to allow an investigation of the site. because u.n. inspectors are on the ground now. we don't expect cooperation, given their past history. and, you know, what i do believe is that although the situation in syria is very difficult, and the notion that the u.s. can somehow solve what is a sectarian complex problem inside of syria sometimes is overstated. >> the u.n. now estimates that 1 million children are now refugees because of the syrian fighting. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning to you gayle and to charlie. many obama administration officials believe thi
should president obama order a military strike on syria. britain says it will put forward a u.n. security council resolution today condemning the syrian government for the alleged chemical attack last week that has killed hundreds of its civilians. the british parliament is holding an emergency meeting tomorrow on the situation. >> hillary clinton runs to the bay area in november for a benefit for the clinton foundation. tickets for the november 6 event start at $150. she is slitted to speak to the national realtors association and a group young voters under the age of 30. many view her as a possible presidential candidate in 2016. >> driving this morning a familiar mist in the summer is back. we have had while you were on vacation. mike has the forecast. >> we will talk about what is going on. thanksthanks for bringing back e drizzle. there is mist and drizzle out there this morning. it will not be a huge issue. the fog is a bigger issue around santa rosa and you can drive into it because of the low ceiling. we will have a lot of sunshine this afternoon and i think the sun angle will all
. as of this week the house and senate have passed 26 bills for president obama to sign into law. more any from abc news reporter david curley. >> talk about a mad dash. members of congress leaving the capitol, grabbing their bags and heading home for a five-week vacation. gone with time running out to pass some big pieces of the country's business, including a budget. >> when you are at work, you are working until you get it all done. then you go on vacation. >> citizens vacationing in the nation's capital. >> you were your vacation. >> most of us get two weeks vacation. and look at the calendar. once they return, the house will have just nine working days before the end of the budget year. the senate just a few more. >> oh, my goodness. i mean the amount of stuff, the list of important things that need to be done and this congress, it's as long as my arm. >> so far this year the senate met for only 96 working days. they were out of session for 53 days. the house worked 102 days. the worry, we are headed to another fiscal cliff. >> i have to run away for a meeting. >> we tried to talk to several m
finance from president obama during a speech in phoenix today, the president plans to call for getting rid of fannie mae and freddie mac and replacing the bailed out mortgage giant with the government insurer. g.m. is cutting $5,000 off the price of the volt so it can compete against the more popular prius and nissan. you will be forking over more for lettuce with some twice as high as a year ago and other yens are getting more expensive after heavy rain and intense heat in the eastern united states hurt the crops. that is the news from the new york exchange. >> now the weather forecast. >> we have drizzle and well look and show you what is going on. it is only going to get wetter the next couple of mornings as the low pressure draws closer to the coast and it is bringing us the an sense of summer again as temperatures remain below average. you can see no wide-spread rain but the possibility of a few showers that will stay north of bay area thursday and into friday. we will talk about what will happen today: a beautiful picture of oakland, morning drizzle, chilled sunshine and keeping our
obama is on his way to california right now. he made a stop in phoenix arizona earlier today and is now headed from there to southern california for a taped appearance on the tonight show with jay leno. then tomorrow he will remain in los angeles for an online social event about housing with the ceo of the real estate website zilo. after that the president will visit with troops in camp pendelton. >>> the president layed out a plan to reform the finance system. the president wants to phase out fanny may and freddie mac and let private investors take hold of the market. >>> doctors in dallas discovered a blocked artery in former president bush. he is expected to be discharged tomorrow and resume his normal schedule on thursday. mr.bush is in high spirits and thanked everyone for their well wishes. he also encouraged everyone to get a regular check up. >>> there's word out of hollywood that actor winning actor justin hoffman has undergone a successful treatment for cancer. the cancer was detected early and surgically cured. hoffman who is 75 years old will under go dr. recommended treatme
if and when they determine the validity of that threat. on to other news this morning president obama is getting a lot of criticism for his decision to leave the white house for a family vacation when so many issues are still unresolved in washington. it's conservatives who are leading that charge. >>: the budget and a sequester all top priority issues president obama tries to leave behind briefly on saturday as he heads to martha's vineyard for a nine day break from washington. >>: the president very much with for to be needed to spend two days with his family. >>: but as president the white house quickly remind us that those issues are never too far away. >>: wherever he is, he is president of the united states and he will be dedicating the portion of his day for being briefed and working on all the issues that are on the table in front of him for it that the converse is also out of town living behind its own list of unfinished business. the farm bill which covers everything from farming to food stamps. immigration reform which passed the senate is facing hurdles in the house. and m
. >> a man behind a bizarre >>> president obama says he's encouraging vladimir putin to think forward instead of backward as they try to improve strained relations between the two countries also today obama pledged more oversight at the national security agency's surveillance programs. abc 7 news has more from washington, d.c. on today's white house news conference. >> out of the gate the president announced a series of reforms for the controversial nsa surveillance program. >> we can and must be more transparent. >> that includes a civil liberties officer at nsa, a new commission to review intelligence programs and coordination with congress to review program collects telephone records. >> it's not enough for me as president to have confidence in the programs. the american people need to have confidence nem as well. >> the president insisted change woz have taken place even if edward snowdenÑÑ5 had t laekd detail autos it would have been less exciting. as much press. >> do these reforms vindicate snowden? >> no. i don't think he was a patriot. >> nsa says if snowden thinks he's innocent h
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